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How long to get gc and chlamydia test results?

How long to get gc and chlamydia test results?

Varies: Both tests are usually done by dna analysis and the test can be completed in one day. However the lab may not run the test every day. So it depends on how long it takes the specimen to get to the lab, how often the lab runs the test, and how long it takes your doctor to get in touch with you. Ideally, you should know the day after you provide the sample. ...Read more

Chlamydia (Definition)

Chlamydia is a curable sexually transmitted infection that is caused by the bacteria chlamydia trachomatis. This bacteria infects mucous membranes of the urethra, vagina, cervix, anus, rectum, eyelid, and throat. Chlamydia may be asymptomatic but some patients experience pain or burning during urination, nausea, fever, vaginal discharge, ...Read more


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How would you know if chlamydia spread further than cervix? Any test to detect? How to screen for PID?

How would you know if chlamydia spread further than cervix? Any test to detect? How to screen for PID?

No test for PID: Have you been tested and know you have chlamydia? It's uncommon at your age, i.e. beyond age 25 or so, even in sexually active people who might be at risk. Some but not all spreading infections cause symptoms of PID (fever, pelvic pain), but not always. There is no lab test for PID -- just symptoms and professional pelvic exam. If positive test or known exposure, be sure you get properly treated. ...Read more

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How to do self-examinations to detect cancer early?

How to do self-examinations to detect cancer early?

Self exam of: Breast can find small lumps. All lumps are not cancer; not all lumps are 'seen' by mammo. The smaller the lesion, the better the outcome. Similar story to young men and testis. You 'see' yourself daily, and can get to know your body as you shower. Cheap, effective and safe. ...Read more

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How long to treat chlamydia?

How long to treat chlamydia?

Usually 1 to 7: Days depending on antibiotic choice. Should not be sexually active until treated for at least 7 days. ...Read more

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How can you test for pid?

How can you test for pid?

EXAM/LAB/IMAGING: The diagnosis is made by history, symptoms, physical exam, lab tests and imaging like cat scan or ultrasoung exam so there is not one test it is combination of all that.That is the only way we the doctors make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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How to test for oral chlamydia symptoms?

How to test for oral chlamydia symptoms?

CHLAMYDIA: Here's a link with lots of info www.Niaid.Nih.Gov/topics/chlamydia/pages/default.Aspx. ...Read more

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How to test for worms?

How to test for worms?

Parasites?: I am unclear which worms but i will tell you about parasites. The standard test is still ova and parasites in the stool. There are antibody tests in the blood that can be done for exposure and one specific test is the string test for strongyloidiasis. There can worms on the skin that have to be seen or suspected areas as the brain and the eyes depending on risks. ...Read more

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How to detect lymphedema?

How to detect lymphedema?

Clinically usually: Lymphedema occurs when a clear fluid known as lymphatic fluid builds up in the soft tissues of your body, usually in an arm or leg. Diagnois is best made clinically in at risk patients. For example, swelling on the legs and esp. The top of the feet is a classic sign. Tests that may be ordered include ultrasound, ct scans, and MRI but they are done to rule other other diagnosis's. ...Read more

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How can I know chlamydia is fully gone?

How can I know chlamydia is fully gone?

What antibiotic?: A two week course of Doxycycline or a three day course of zithromax should cure it! the scarring caused by chlamydia, especially in females will not be affected, if has occurred! ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to get chlamydia test results back?

A day or so: The test can be done the same day the specimen is submitted, however, the lab may not do the test every day, in which case it would depend on how often the lab runs the test. ...Read more

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How to diagnose listeriosis in pregnancy?

How to diagnose listeriosis in pregnancy?

Blood culture: The incidence of listeriosis in pregnancy is 12 per 100, 000, compared with a rate of 0.7 per 100, 000 in the general population. Flu-like symptoms with fever are common, but may be mild. The most common means of diagnosis were culture of blood or placenta. ...Read more

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Can HPV DNA test be done to male? How do they get a sample?

Can HPV DNA test be done to male?  How do they get a sample?

Not usually done: If the male has genital warts, then they can be biopsied, but this is rarely necessary. I don't know of any commercial testing available for men as far as testing the penis. I believe anal warts can be tested in a similar way that we test a cervix (thin prep pap with hpv testing). ...Read more

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How long does it take to receive urine test results for clamidia ?

How long does it take to receive urine test results for clamidia ?

Depends: The speed of the results really depends on the lab that the sample was sent to. If you are worried, call them back in a day to get the results. ...Read more

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How to properly take 500mg of zithromax to treat chlamydia?

How to properly take 500mg of zithromax to treat chlamydia?

Take all at one time: I'm assuming you have 2 of the 250 mg tabs, and you can take both tabs at the same time. May want to eat something when you take it, sometimes it can cause stomach upset. ...Read more

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Chlamydia Infection (Definition)

A common sexually transmitted infection that ...Read more